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In Sarah Cain’s As You Continue to Walk Forward, her 2008 site-specific installation at the Orange County Museum of Art, fluorescent colors and patterns crawl up and dripped down walls, ceilings, and floors. The geometric composition in Midnight Mission, from 2009, begins on a canvas and extends beyond its edge and onto the adjacent walls and floor. In Santa Barbara 2, 2011, a deconstructed canvas reveals the architecture of its stretcher bars, an integral component of the work. So, is Cain a painter, a sculptor, or an installation artist? ”I’m a painters,” she says. ”I think of it all as painting. Great painting should expand what painting can be.”
LA-based artist Dawn Kasper has been receiving attention for This Could Be Something If I Let It, her studio-within-a-museum installation at this year’s Whitney Biennale. The exhibition is up for just one more week so this is the last chance to view a performance that stands out as one of the most compelling pieces at the Biennale.
Rosson Crow at Honor Fraser February 25 – March 31, 2012
For “Ballyhoo Hullabaloo Haboob”, her second solo show at the gallery, the artist takes a decisive step away from the exuberant and colorful historical interiors for which she is known. The ten large works on view capture a somber and reflective mood. By focusing on mid 20th-century American patriotism, bravado, social upheaval and economic turmoil, Crow draws from the past to comment on the present. The forlorn and stormy landscapes in the sepia-hued Tobacco Road and The Desperate Years, both 2011, evoke the Great Depression. The champagne-soaked Roaring Twenties of Fitzgerald led to a hangover of massive proportions, much like the country’s current straits.
I stopped by Rosson Crow’s studio a few weeks ago as she put the finishing touches on a new series of paintings for her upcoming solo show at Honor Fraser.
When Glenn Kaino thought the art world was getting too obsessed with money, he retreated into the realm of magic
When I recently discovered Gustavo Godoy’s work, I quickly added him to my ever-growing “must visit asap” list. His manipulation of industrial materials is masterful and the concepts he addresses give his body of work incredible depth and nuance. I’m looking forward to his solo show at Honor Fraser in April 2012. His studio was amazing, my head practically spun around on my body trying to take it all in.